Last Dollar Road

If you're traveling from Ridgeway to Telluride, this is a fun little backroad that's way better than the paved route.

Total Miles
22.8

Elevation

3263.23 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

This is an amazingly scenic road that features wildflowers, views of the mountains and wonderful fall colors. Camp a few nights and enjoy all the area has to offer. You'll want to take a day to explore Telluride along the way. There is a visitor center on the west end of town.

Difficulty

Easy. Rutted dirt road suitable for high-clearance, 2-wheel-drive vehicles when dry. Slick clay can be impassable when wet even for 4-wheeldrive vehicles.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Head west on Highway 62 from Ridgway about 12 miles. Turn left on well-marked Last Dollar Road 0.8 mile west of mile marker 12. Follow signs to airport if starting in Telluride.